In late 2012, four schoolmates joined together to form something that would become much larger than the sum of its parts. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, Walden emerged as the city's newest rock sound. The band quickly captured the college town's attention, taking them from a debut performance at a Pizza Hut to a headline show at the historic Georgia Theatre just two years later.
Comprised of Richard Becker (vocals/guitar), Jamie de Lange (bass), Eric Hangartner (vocals/piano) and Andrew Mendel (drums) the quartet has remained just that. While each share a dream of traveling the world creating music, they are drawn together by a common understanding of what's truly sacred: the band.
6 years after its inception, Walden burst onto the scene with many major festival appearances, including two years in a row at Bonnaroo, a main stage performance at Slossfest, as well as directly supporting names including Moon Taxi and Twiddle. These four young men have quickly become one of the biggest upcoming musical acts in the southeast, capturing the attention of audiences of all ages with their raw sound, infectious energy, and the undeniable connection they share on stage.
Walden's debut "Green Lights EP" encapsulates the sonic diversity that the band has developed over the past 6 years, ranging from anthemic rock to smooth and intimate melodies. Now with all eyes on this young act, Walden turns to the studio to work on their highly anticipated sophomore release.